Doom, death, and destruction are all things we’ve thought about as possibilities for our future on Earth. What would we do if we woke up to bombs busting in air? What if we never woke up again? Imagine what it would look like out your front door if the world was coming to an end. That bird tweeting on your window sill every morning, DEAD. Your neighbor’s hot wife, that jogs every morning at exactly 6am, DEAD. What would you do in the last few minutes of your life and what would you tell people with that last breath?
I took those deep thoughts and turned them on my favorite bloggers. Why should I wait for them to die to learn what they would’ve done? I now know what they will do in the time of a crisis and with that knowledge, I might survive. They’ll still die though. I will live on and tell their tale and my children will tell their children that will… You get the point.
As you’re thinking about what you would do in your last days, read on and see what the famous MMO bloggers would do.
2. If the world was about to end on December 21st 2012, what would you blog or tell others about from now until then?
Exactly what I write and blog about now. I would just be myself.
I would blog about all those gamers that got world firsts, treated games as if it were a job instead of a game which should be fun. All the number crunchers, arm chair developers, trolls…everyone. Make some nice posts about how their seriousness and treating imaginary pixilated worlds as if they were real life was a waste, and instead of enjoying life and what is left of it, they can now realize how important in the grand scheme of the universe their world first raid boss kill, or getting to level 50 the fastest spared us from being wiped out entirely. On bright note if that was the case, I could also say “the Mayan’s are the next WoWkiller”
Don’t Panic. Ok, so there’s two situations here. First would be that I’m the only one who knows the world is going to end. I would do everything I can to get my family together frequently, we always have a good time. I would probably get a bit more reflective on my life, try to make good on past transgressions. Die without regrets or a heavy conscience. Not that there’s much that I would need to work out. Second instance, in that everyone knows what is gonna go down. I would expect chaos and plan for it accordingly. That last month when shit really hits the fan, it’s off to the hills for me. A pile of good books to read and awesome food to eat. I would expect no less than a total blackout for the last month or two of civilization. Maybe a trip somewhere tropical. This would be a hard thing to do, walking away from family and living out my final days in peace.
I’d tell them they shoulda listened to the Mayans. Then I’d start
lecturing them to stop being dicks to each other and to let others like and love the things they like and love. Life is too short for angry fanboyism.
Give me their stuff, because the person who dies with the most stuff wins!
The same things I do now, but I would definitely work less.
Be nice to your fellow gamers. A lot of what we as gamers fuss and rant about really doesn’t matter in the long run – usually it’s just the idea of change that we have a hard time getting used to. There’s no need to “pick sides” when it comes to games, and when you do so it usually hurts the gaming community and the way that gaming is perceived by the mainstream.
You want gaming to be taken seriously as a hobby? Treat other players – and players of other games – with respect and dignity. When you use “It’s just a video game” as an excuse to be a jerk, not only are you making gaming look bad, but you’re making yourself look bad as a part of that community.
Game it up when you can, but don’t forget your family & friends either – they’re the ones that will be fighting zombies with you for real.
Hmm, I’d spend a lot more time with my family than I do. Maybe a long vacation. I don’t know if I’d blog more or less. Probably less. Luckily, the world has ended several times in the past, and yet here we are still kicking around. I’d better just go to work like normal.
To get in touch with me if I could be of any help in any sort of
I would blog about really cool/ amusing/ daft stuff that online communities have done and continue to do, and especially about how these things spill over into real life. I would try to help convince people that griefing is not the only way to get cool reactions out of people, you can poke them by doing good things too. I would show how great a force for good the internet has already become.
And more about my SWTOR characters: I love my warrior, she’s the best. I’d probably be blogging about Guild Wars 2 and Pandaria and Diablo 3 as well.
If the world were ending, I don’t think I’d be blogging anymore.
At the risk of sounding heavy handed, it’d probably be something like “You had your chance to get along and be nice to one another, and many of you blew it. Use the time you have left wisely.”
I would tell everyone to go out, find as many friends as possible, and enjoy their company. What else is there really? You can’t take money with you. None of our stuff would come. You might as well have the experience of a personal connection with another human being. If I am going to die I’m going to do so knowing I made an impact on someone else and that they did on me.
If the world was going to end on December 21, 2012 (or if I had a final set of parting words before I died), I would probably always talk about being good to your fellow man. Not simply doing something good, mind you, but understanding individual differences, respecting others, and struggling together to better the world instead of each other for the same basic joys. That kind of thing.
Honest to God, I’d probably stop blogging (completely). I’d gather up family and just spend all the time I could with them. I’d talk to them about our lives and just enjoy the company.
If I WAS to continue blogging, I’d probably try and help point people to ways they can find safety and comfort in the end. It’s hard to say, not knowing the exact cause of th end of the world. All of Earth instantly vaporized by an alien race making way for an interstellar expressway? No avoiding that, get a drink and enjoy your last moments. Apocalyptic earthquakes and either natural disasters that mearly wipes out 95% of humanity and leaves the rest to scrape for their lives? I’d try to help guide as many as I could to survival.
Let me tell you about one weird old trick I found about how to avoid the end of the world… Seriously though, I’d go into nostalgia overdrive. I’d look to document as much as possible about the old games we played back in the early 80s through to the mid 90s. It’s a formative part of gaming culture that’s been largely lost.
Look for part 3 of BLOGGERPALOOZA tomorrow!